Peter Phillips

Peter PhillipsDegree: MChem Chemistry with Year in Industry

Graduate role: Research and Development Associate, RB (Reckitt Benckiser)

Peter worked at the multinational consumer goods company RB for his year in industry, before landing a graduate job in the organisation.

"I currently work as a Research and Development Associate at RB (Reckitt Benckiser) within the Eyecare team. I have successfully completed the Future Leadership programme and I'm now leading a small product development team. I love working in the diverse and energetic environment that we have at RB, and the end result of seeing your product on the shelves of ASDA, Tesco, Boots etc., is a really motivating factor for me. Having worked for global brands like Airwick, Scholl and Optrex we get a real world business angle to the science we do every day.

"Whilst at Sheffield I really developed my scientific knowledge while also getting opportunities to build the soft skills which, in my opinion, are key to success in industry. Beyond my degree, which included a year in industry, I was heavily involved in the ice hockey club at the university. This gave me leadership opportunities as well as real problem solving and decision making experience. I loved Sheffield: based in a great city, I always found the university maintained a great sense of identity."